How do I use Nakivo Backup & Replication with Wasabi?

Nakivo has been validated for use with Wasabi. Follow steps outlined below to configure Wasabi as a cloud storage target. 

Prerequisites:

  • Nakivo software v10.0 or higher
  • Nakivo software installed and configured
  • An active Wasabi account.

1. Launch Nakivo Backup & Replication

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2. Navigate to "Settings",  "Inventory" & click "Add New..."

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3. Choose "AWS/Wasabi account" from the drop down list

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4. Provide the following and click "Add"

  • Display Name
  • Type - choose Wasabi account
  • Regions
  • Access ID
  • Secret access key

Note: This config example discusses the use of Wasabi's us-east-2 storage region. To use other Wasabi storage regions, please use the appropriate Wasabi service URL as described in this article

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5. Once Wasabi account has been added, Nakivo will scan all buckets in the account. 

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6. Click on "Repositories" Page and click "Add Backup Repository"

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7. Choose "Add existing backup repository"

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8. Choose "Wasabi" and click "Next"

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9. Provide the following and click "Next"

  • Name
  • Assigned Transporter
  • Account - Wasabi Storage which was created in step 4
  • Wasabi region &
  • Wasabi Bucket

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10. Default settings on Options page and click "Finish"

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11. Click "Add New..." and choose "VMware vCenter or ESXi Host" or any other asset to backup

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12. Provide the following details and click "Add"

  • Hostname or IP
  • Username
  • password

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13. Navigate to "Dashboard", click "Create" and choose "VMware vSphere backup job" under Backup

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14. Choose the VM to backup and click "Next"

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15. Choose "Wasabi" and click "Next"

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16. Optionally set a schedule or choose "Do not schedule, run on demand" and click "Next"

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17. Set the Retention policy applicable to your business needs, choosing default for this scenario and click "Next"

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18. Default settings on Options page and click "Finish and Run"

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19. Once you click "Finish & Run" a pop-up opens up, opt the VM you are looking to backup and click "Run"

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20. Job starts at this point and summary can be reviewed on the dashboard page:

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21. Backup chunks will start moving to wasabi. Nakivo writes backups in 5GB chunks

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22. Review job details via dashboard.

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